Crinoline mania continues: 1860s elliptical crinoline
I made an elliptical crinoline from a Truly Victorian pattern.
1850s crinoline dress for my daughter
My daughter and me collaborated to make this lovely 1850s dress and a talma cape. She made the skirt and I made the bodice and the cape.
I made an 1898 tennis costume
I turned some old Ikea duvet covers into a Victorian 1898 tennis costume using an original pattern from La Mode Illustrée.
Weaving a Cozy Piece of History – A Finnish Folk Shawl from Start to Finish
I wove myself a traditional Finnish wool shawl. This was a garment that women used to wear when they went outside without a coat.
From Sewing Machine to Boudoir: The Magic of Making Your Own Bras and panties at home
I decided to take a little break from historical sewing and make some new sets of bras and panties for myself.
The Secrets of Bobbin lace
To make the laces for my national costume, I needed to learn bobbin lace. I also delved into the history of Finish lacemaking.
A Little Red Riding Hood cloak
An 18th-century cardinal cloak is exactly something that Little Red Riding Hood would wear. So I made myself one and even designed a pattern!
1840s Accessories: Cap, Bonnet, and Mantle
I made myself some warm 1840s winter accessories plus a lace cap that the ladies wore indoors. And then I went to a farmstead museum.
I made an 1840s dress for the holidays
I made myself an 1840s dress with the McCalls pattern number 7988. To make the dress work for the winter I added long sleeves.
Tallukkaat – Finnish homemade winter boots
I made traditional Finnish winter boots called Tallukkaat and decorated them with folk embroidery.